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System Vice President Merrick elected to APLU executive committee

Robyn Merrick, Southern University System vice president for external affairs, was recently elected to the Association for Public for Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Council on Strategic Communications (CSC) Executive Committee.


“I know (Dr. Merrick’s) experience and perspectives will help CSC accomplish its mission on behalf of APLU membership,” said Dana Topousis, chief marketing and communications officer at the University of California-Davis and chair of the CSC.


Merrick will serve a three-year term that begins on January 1, 2021.


The Council on Strategic Communications is a forum for senior professionals who have responsibilities for alumni relations, communications, university relations and other external constituency relations at land-grant and public research universities. Through the interaction of its members, this Council develops, implements, and advises on strategies that aggressively advocate the benefits, achievements and vital contributions of land-grant and public research universities to the quality of life in the United States, thereby increasing the understanding and support for public higher education at the state and national levels.